Daily Archives: June 8, 2010

Auburn doctors return from Haiti | Lewiston Sun Journal

Dr. Michael Regan met the girl — 14 years old, bright-eyed and sweet — in a hospital tent filled with flies and patients. Her lower leg had been crushed during Haiti’s January earthquake. She’d received treatment afterward, but in the nonsterile medical facility an infection had set in. Regan changed the pins in her leg, cleaned out the infection, gave her antibiotics. In the United States she could have had surgery in a state-of-the-art facility and would have been fine.

Not in Haiti. Regan predicted her leg will have to be amputated within a year. And there’s nothing the Auburn orthopedic surgeon could do for her — or for so many others in the very same tent.

“Oh, God, I can remember them all. There were so many of them. I’m a softy for kids, though,” he said. “I would have taken that kid in a heartbeat. If I could have found a way to get her here, she would be here.”

Regan returned from a stint in Haiti in March, one of three doctors with Central Maine Orthopaedics in Auburn to go. The doctors — Regan, Jeffrey Bush and David Brown — each spent a week in the impoverished country, taking turns away from their orthopedic practice this spring so while one was in Haiti two others could cover patients in Auburn.

Click on the link for the rest of today’s story by Lindsay Tice in the Lewiston Sun Journal.

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Ex-bullying victim speaking out | Bangor Daily News

Ex-bullying victim speaking out – Bangor Daily News

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Hiker rescued in Maine not liable for search costs | Bangor Daily News

Rescued hiker not liable for search costs – Bangor Daily News.

Tridents return to Maine, prepare to leave | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Tridents return to Maine, prepare to leave | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Mainers in Afghanistan Mainers in Afghanistan | Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram

Mainers in Afghanistan Mainers in Afghanistan | Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram

Maine’s fallen: Iraq and Afghanistan | Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram

Maine’s fallen: Iraq and Afghanistan | Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram

Coffeehouse observation No. 152

Is there an upper age limit for pieced lips? There is a woman at the next table – she’s wearing fashionable glasses that make her look like a teacher or HR specialist – and she has a loop in her pierced lower lip. I’m terrible at guessing ages, but she has to be in her late 20s to mid-30s. Should she be thinking of getting rid of that thing? And would the hole heal?

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